Gallery Talk: The Sculpture of Kenneth Snelson


Location: Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Join Joseph Becherer, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art's director and curator of sculpture, for a closer look at the inventive and intricately engineered sculpture of Kenneth Snelson. Fascinated by physical forces in three-dimensional space, Snelson invented a structural system known as tensegrity that combined principles of tension and structural integrity. His sculptures incorporated rigid and seemingly flexible components, suspended and arranged in a way that makes the seemingly weightless structures appear to float.

This gallery talk is offered in celebration of the Raclin Murphy Museum's inaugural temporary exhibition, Equal Forces: The Sculpture and Photography of Kenneth Snelson .

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